New York in History (Part 5)

Historical Events

Events 401 - 500 of 713

  • 1968-03-08 Bill Graham's New York rock venue Fillmore East opens in Manhattan
  • 1968-05-24 American boxer Bob Foster defeats holder Dick Tiger for the world light-heavyweight Championship at Madison Square Gardens, New York (goes on to defend title 14x)

Assassination

1968-06-07 The body of assassinated US Senator Robert F. Kennedy lies in state at St. Patrick's Cathedral, New York

  • 1968-08-04 WXTV TV channel 41 in New York-Paterson, NY (UNI) begins broadcasting
  • 1968-11-03 New York Jets kicker Jim Turner lands 6 field goals and an extra point to beat Buffalo Bills, 25-21 at Shea Stadium

Super Bowl

1969-01-12 Super Bowl III, Orange Bowl, Miami, FL: New York Jets beat Baltimore Colts, 16-7; MVP: Joe Namath, NY Jets, QB

Sports History

1969-03-01 New York Yankees legend Mickey Mantle announces his retirement due to persistent knee injuries; finishes 18-season career with 536 home runs and .298 batting average

Historic Event

1969-03-31 "The New York Times" reviews "Slaughterhouse-Five" by Kurt Vonnegut on its publication saying ""you'll either love it, or push it back in the science-fiction corner"

Woodstock Music and Art Fair

1969-08-15 Woodstock Festival opens in Bethel, New York on Max Yasgur's Dairy Farm; performers include Richie Havens, Tim Hardin, Ravi Shankar, Melanie, Arlo Guthrie, and Joan Baez

  • 1969-09-02 Ralph Houk signs 3-year contract to manage New York Yankees at $65,000 a season, then the biggest salary in MLB
  • 1969-09-02 The first automatic teller machine in the United States is installed in Rockville Center, New York.
  • 1969-10-06 MLB National League Championship: New York Mets sweep Atlanta Braves, 3 games to 0

NHL Record

1970-02-01 Rangers' goalie Terry Sawchuk records his 447th (and final) victory, and 103rd career shutout when New York beats the Pittsburgh Penguins, 6-0; both are NHL records at the time

Film Premiere

1970-02-04 "Patton" directed by Franklin J. Schaffner and starring George C. Scott premieres in New York (Academy Awards Best Picture 1971)

  • 1970-08-07 First all-computer chess championship is conducted in New York and won by CHESS 3.0 (CDC 6400), a program written by Slate, Atkin & Gorlen at Northwestern University

Music Recording

1970-08-27 Jimi Hendrix creates his last studio recording at Electric Lady Studios in New York, an instrumental called "Slow Blues"

  • 1970-09-21 New York Times starts first modern op-ed page

Sports History

1970-10-13 2 future Basketball Hall of Famers debut; guard Calvin Murphy for San Diego Rockets in 111-96 loss in Chicago; forward Dave Cowens for Boston Celtics in 114-107 loss in New York

  • 1970-11-01 First NFL regular season New York Giants-Jets game; Giants win 22-10 at Shea Stadium
  • 1971-01-18 Ivan Koloff beats Bruno Sammartino in New York, to become WWWF champ
  • 1971-02-10 American Mensa Ltd incorporates in New York
  • 1971-04-08 1st legal off-track betting system begins (OTB-New York)
  • 1971-06-13 "The New York Times" begins publishing excerpts from the Pentagon Papers, classified documents on the long history of the U.S. in Vietnam
  • 1971-06-27 Bill Graham's New York rock venue Fillmore East closes down, to be succeeded by Fillmore West in San Francisco

Music Concert

1972-02-17 Italian tenor Luciano Pavarotti receives record 17 curtain calls after his performance in "La fille du régiment" at New York's Metropolitan Opera

  • 1972-06-23 Bernice Gera becomes first female umpire in US pro baseball, Geneva Senators and Auburn Twins in Geneva, New York
  • 1972-07-21 In New York 57 murders occur in 24 hours

Music Concert

1972-08-30 John Lennon and Yoko Ono's "One on One" benefit shows (matinee and evening) for children at Madison Square Garden, New York, his final full concert performance

  • 1972-10-02 Montreal Expos' pitcher Bill Stoneman no-hits the New York Mets, 7 - 0 at Parc Jarry; first MLB no-hitter ever pitched in Canada

Sports History

1973-01-03 A 12-man syndicate led by Michael Burke and George Steinbrenner III buys MLB's New York Yankees from CBS for US$10 million

Music Concert

1973-02-06 Drummer Buddy Rich plays influential performance at the Top of the Plaza, Richmond New York, later televised by PBS

  • 1973-03-25 AIAW Women's Basketball Tournament, Immaculata beats Queens College, 59-52, Immaculata 1st undefeated team in New York
  • 1973-04-04 World Trade Center, then the world's tallest building, opens in New York (110 stories). Later destroyed in 9/11 terrorist attacks.
  • 1973-05-11 Citing government misconduct, Daniel Ellsberg has his charges for his involvement in releasing the Pentagon Papers to The New York Times dismissed
  • 1973-07-29 Led Zeppelin has more than $200,000 in cash stolen from a safety-deposit box at the New York Hilton

Sports History

1973-08-01 Struggling ABA club Virginia Squires trades star forward Julius Erving to New York Nets for George Carter and cash

  • 1973-09-06 New York Times reports almost all Superfectas run at Yonkers, Roosevelt & Monticello from Jan-Mar of 1973 were fixed
  • 1973-10-10 MLB National League Championship: New York Mets beat Cincinnati Reds, 3 games to 2

Film Premiere

1973-10-13 "Badlands" directed by Terrence Malick and starring Martin Sheen and Sissy Spacek premieres at the New York Film Festival

  • 1973-11-19 New York stock market takes sharpest drop in 19 years

Film Premiere

1973-12-25 "The Sting" directed by George Roy Hill, starring Paul Newman and Robert Redford and music inspired by Scott Joplin premieres in Los Angeles and New York (Best Picture 1974)

  • 1974-01-08 Silver hits record $3.40 an ounce in New York
  • 1974-09-01 The SR-71 Blackbird sets (and holds) the record for flying from New York to London: 1 hour 54 minutes and 56.4 seconds.

Sports History

1975-04-08 Frank Robinson debuts as 1st African American baseball manager (Cleveland Indians beat New York Yankees, 5-3)

  • 1975-10-19 "A Chorus Line", held record longest-running Broadway show (6,137 performances), premieres on Broadway at the Shubert Theatre in New York
  • 1975-12-14 WCPR (Brooklyn New York pirate radio station) begins broadcasting on 1620 AM
  • 1975-12-28 In the aftermath of the Cold War, the New York Rangers become first team in NHL history to face a touring Soviet hockey squad; Soviet Army beats the Rangers, 7-3 at Madison Square Garden
  • 1976-02-07 FCC raids & shuts down pirate radio station WCPR (Brooklyn New York)

Film Premiere

1976-11-21 "Rocky" directed by John G. Avildsen and starring Sylvester Stallone premieres in New York (Best Picture 1977)

  • 1977-02-01 Blizzard in upstate New York and Southern Ontario claims 23 lives
  • 1977-02-10 Jonathan Netanyahu Lane in the Bronx, New York, named in honor of the Bronx-born Israeli soldier who died freeing hostages in Entebbe Raid in Uganda in 1976
  • 1977-04-26 Opening of Studio 54 in New York, N.Y.

Sports History

1977-10-01 Brazilian soccer great Pelé plays his final game for the New York Cosmos in an exhibition against Santos in front of 75,000 at Giants Stadium; 1,281 goals in 1,363 games

  • 1977-10-01 New York Yankees end MLB season with 100-62 record; win 2nd consecutive AL East title; go on the win World Series 4-2 v LA Dodgers
  • 1977-10-26 Dr Clifford R Wharton Jr named chancellor of State University of New York

Election of Interest

1977-11-08 Ed Koch is elected Mayor of New York City (his 1st term)

  • 1977-11-21 First flight of Concorde (London to New York)
  • 1977-12-31 WFAT (Brooklyn New York pirate radio station) begins broadcasting on 1620 AM
  • 1978-02-05 Blizzard forms in US North East, 100 people killed in New England and New York over 3 days
  • 1978-07-28 600,000 attend the "Summer Jam" rock festival at Watkins Glen, New York, at the time the largest ever audience at a pop festival
  • 1978-11-19 "The Miracle at the Meadowlands", Eagles Herman Edwards returns a fumble for a touchdown with 31 seconds left to give Philadelphia a 19-17 victory over the rival New York Giants
  • 1979-02-18 -52°F (-47°C), Old Forge, New York (state record)
  • 1979-04-19 FCC raids & shuts down pirate radio station WFAT (Brooklyn New York)
  • 1979-04-30 Mary Therese Friel, (New York), crowned 28th Miss USA
  • 1979-08-02 "Gilda Radner: Live From New York" opens at Winter Garden Theater, NYC; runs for 52 performances
  • 1979-09-07 5 day MUSE concert against nuclear energy opens at Madison Square Garden, New York

Historic Event

1979-11-13 Ronald Reagan announces his candidacy for US President in NYC

  • 1980-01-28 New York coach Red Holzman wins his 600th NBA game, only the second (after Red Auerbach) coach at the time to reach the plateau, as the Knicks beat Golden State, 107-103
  • 1980-02-13 XIII Winter Olympic Games open in Lake Placid, New York
  • 1980-02-24 XIII Winter Olympic Games close in Lake Placid, New York
  • 1980-09-27 WHOT (Brooklyn New York pirate radio station) begins on 1620 AM & 92.5 FM

Historic Publication

1980-10-27 William Safire’s column entitled "The Ayatollah Votes" is published in the New York Times, and was later quoted in a campaign ad for Ronald Reagan in that year's presidential election

  • 1980-11-21 Gene Michael named 25th New York Yankees manager, replacing Dick Howser, who resigns
  • 1981-02-13 Longest sentence published by "The New York Times" - 1286 words
  • 1981-02-15 Rocket-powered ice sled attains 399 kph, Lake George, New York

Film Premiere

1981-07-10 "Escape from New York" directed by John Carpenter and starring Kurt Russell and Donald Pleasence, premieres in the US

  • 1981-07-26 New York Mayor Ed Koch is given the Heimlich maneuver in a Chinese restaurant
  • 1982-10-08 New Jersey Devils 1st NHL victory; beat New York Rangers 3-2 at Meadowlands
  • 1983-03-30 New York Mercantile Exchange (NYMEX) begins trading in crude oil future

Historic Event

1983-05-16 Chinese American architect I. M. Pei is awarded the Pritzker Architecture Prize in New York

  • 1983-06-20 New York Yankees 5-time MLB All Star outfielder Bobby Murcer retires

Sports History

1983-07-04 NY Yankee pitcher Dave Righetti no-hits the Boston Red Sox, 4-0 at Yankee Stadium

Film Premiere

1983-11-20 "Terms of Endearment" from the book by Larry McMurtry, directed by James L. Brooks and starring Shirley MacLaine and Debra Winger premieres in New York (Best Picture 1984)

  • 1984-03-19 John J O'Connor named 8th archbishop of New York
  • 1984-03-30 World's most valuable tip - New York police detective Robert Cunningham offers waitress Phyllis Penzo half of $1 lottery ticket, next day they win $6 million

Baseball Record

1984-07-04 New York Yankees pitcher Phil Niekro strikes out Larry Parish (Texas Rangers) to become the 9th player to reach the 3,000 MLB strikeout milestone

Music History

1985-01-03 Leontyne Price makes her final operatic appearance in a televised performance of "Aida" at the Metropolitan Opera, New York.

WrestleMania

1985-03-31 WrestleMania I, Madison Square Garden, NYC: Hulk Hogan & Mr T beat Roddy Piper & Paul Orndorf

  • 1985-04-07 1st live telecast of Easter Parade in New York
  • 1985-05-31 Tornado outbreak in the United States and Canada sees 41 tornadoes hit Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York and Ontario, leaving 90 dead

Hall of Fame

1985-08-04 New York Yankees retire Baseball Hall of Fame shortstop Phil Rizzuto's #10

Sports History

1985-08-04 Tom Seaver of Chicago White Sox becomes 17th pitcher to win 300 MLB career games, beating New York, 4-1; 54,032 at Yankee Stadium

  • 1985-10-14 New York Jets retire Joe Namath's #12 on nationally televised Monday Night Football; beat Miami Dolphins, 23-7
  • 1985-11-17 Howard Stern begins broadcasting on 92.3 WXRK FM New York, N.Y.

Historic Event

1985-12-16 John Gotti assumes leadership of New York's Gambino crime family after ordering the executions of Paul Castellano and Thomas Bilotti

Film Premiere

1985-12-16 Film "The Color Purple" based on novel by Alice Walker, directed by Stephen Spielberg starring Whoopi Goldberg and Danny Glover premieres in New York

NHL Record

1986-01-02 Islanders right wing Mike Bossy scores his 499th and 500th career goals in the final 2:22 to lift the New York to a 7-5 victory over the Boston Bruins; 11th player in NHL history to score 500 goals

Sports History

1986-02-20 Mike Tyson sexually harasses a woman in Albany, New York

  • 1986-04-11 A 1921 Canadian 50 cent coin is auctioned in New York for $22,000
  • 1986-05-09 NHL Prince of Wales Conference Final: Montreal Canadians beat New York Rangers, 4 games to 1

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 401 - 500 of 2,424

  • 1900-06-11 Lawrence E. Spivak, American news panelist (Meet the Press), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1994)
  • 1900-06-30 Beatrix Loughran, American figure skater (Olympic gold 1924, 1928, 1932), born in Mount Vernon, New York (d. 1975)
  • 1900-10-17 Jean Arthur, American actress (Shane, Mr Smith Goes to Washington), born in Washington, D.C. (d. 1991)
  • 1900-11-13 Edward Buzzell, American film director (Child of Manhattan), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1985)

Aaron Copland

1900-11-14 Aaron Copland, American composer (Billy the Kid; Appalachian Spring), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1990)

  • 1900-11-25 Arthur Schwartz, American composer (I Guess I'll Have To Change My Plans; That's Entertainment), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1984)
  • 1901-02-02 Connie Gilchrist, American actress (Cry Havoc, Letter to 3 Wives), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1985)
  • 1901-03-13 Paul Fix, American actor (Rifleman), born in Dobbs Ferry, New York (d. 1983)
  • 1901-05-21 Sam Jaffe, American music and film producer (Born Free, The Fighting Sullivans), born in Harlem, New York (d. 2000)

Willie Sutton

1901-06-30 Willie Sutton, American bank robber, born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1980)

Ed Sullivan

1901-09-28 Ed Sullivan, American newspaper columnist, and television host (The Ed Sullivan Show), born in NYC, New York (d. 1974)

Craig Wood

1901-11-18 Craig Wood, American golfer (US Masters, US Open 1941), born in Lake Placid, New York (d. 1968)

  • 1902-02-07 Ethelda Blebtrey, 100m swimmer (Olympic gold 1920), born in Waterford, New York
  • 1902-02-14 Thelma Ritter, American actress (Miracle on 34th Street), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1969)
  • 1902-02-27 Gene Sarazen, American golfer (7 x major titles including Career Grand Slam; 38 PGA Tour event wins), born in Harrison, New York (d. 1999)
  • 1902-08-04 Wild Bill Hallahan, American baseball player, born in Binghamton, New York (d. 1981)

Ogden Nash

1902-08-19 Ogden Nash, American humorous poet (I'm a Stranger Here Myself, Masquerade Party), born in Rye, New York (d. 1971) [1]

  • 1902-09-11 Alice Tully, American singer and patroness (Carnegie Hall), born in Corning, New York (d. 1993)
  • 1902-10-03 Pappy Waldorf, American College Football Hall of Fame tackle and coach (Northwestern, California), born in Clifton Springs, New York (d. 1981)
  • 1902-10-21 Lillian Bronson, American actress (Next Voice you Hear), born in Lockport, New York (d. 1995)
  • 1902-10-26 Jack Sharkey, American boxer (NYSAC, NBA and lineal heavyweight champion 1932-33), born in Binghamton, New York (d. 1994)
  • 1902-12-20 Sidney Hook, American philosopher (Paradoxes of Freedom), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1903-01-17 Warren Hull, American actor (Strike it Rich, Who in the World), born in Gasport, New York (d. 1974)
  • 1903-02-04 Frank Howley, Brigadier General (Answers for Americans), born in Hampton, New York

James Franklin Hyde

1903-03-11 James Franklin Hyde, American inventor who created silica, born in Solvay, New York (d. 1999)

  • 1903-03-20 Vincent Richards, American tennis player (US Pro C'ships 1927-28, 30, 33), born in Yonkers, New York (d. 1959)
  • 1903-06-26 Babe Herman, American baseball right fielder (.324 career average; hit for cycle record x 3; Brooklyn Robins), born in Buffalo, New York (d. 1987)
  • 1903-08-01 Paul Horgan, American novelist (Mountain Standard Time), born in Buffalo, New York (d. 1995)
  • 1903-08-09 Tom Tyler [Vincent Markowsky], American actor (Stagecoach, She Wore a Yellow Ribbon), born in Port Henry, New York (d. 1954)
  • 1903-08-19 Muriel Kirkland, American actress (Fast Workers, Hold Your Man), born in Yonkers, New York (d. 1971)
  • 1903-09-29 (Edward) "Ted" de Corsia, American actor (The Naked City; 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea), born in Brooklyn, New York City (d. 1973)
  • 1903-10-09 Walter O'Malley, American baseball team owner (Dodgers), born in The Bronx, New York (d. 1979)
  • 1903-10-22 Curly Howard {Jerome Lester Horwitz}, American vaudevillian actor and comedian (The Three Stooges), born in Brooklyn New York (d. 1952)
  • 1903-11-18 Lillian Fuchs, American violist and composer, born in New York (d. 1995)
  • 1904-01-21 Joseph Ford McGuinn, American director and actor (Dick Tracy's G-Men), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1971)
  • 1904-02-01 S J Perelman, American author, humorist and screenwriter (The New Yorker, Around the World in 80 Days), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1979)
  • 1904-05-15 Clifton Fadiman, American TV host (Information Please, Quiz Kids), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1904-05-20 Russell Hardie, American actor (Sequoia, In Old Kentucky), born in Buffalo, New York (d. 1973)
  • 1904-05-21 Robert Montgomery, American actor and director (Robert Montgomery Presents, Earl of Chicago, Yellow Jack), born in Fishkill Landing, New York (d. 1981)
  • 1904-07-05 Don Goddard, American news anchor (ABC Evening News 1958-59), born in Binghamton, New York (d. 1994)
  • 1904-07-27 Kenneth Bainbridge, American physicist (measurements of mass differences between nuclear isotopes), born in Cooperstown, New York (d. 1996)
  • 1904-08-04 Helen Kane [Schroeder], American actress (Heads Up, Pointed Heels), born in The Bronx, New York (d. 1966)
  • 1904-09-25 Columbus O'Donnell Iselin, American oceanographer, born in New Rochelle, New York (d. 1971)

Moss Hart

1904-10-24 Moss Hart, American playwright (You Can't Take it With You, Act 1), born in The Bronx, New York (d. 1961)

  • 1904-11-29 Kay Johnson, American actress (Real Glory, Of Human Bondage), born in Mt Vernon, New York (d. 1975)
  • 1905-01-18 Chick Chandler [Fehmer Chandler], American actor (Seven Doors to Death, One Happy Family), born in Kingston, New York (d. 1988)
  • 1905-01-29 Barnett Newmann, American abstract expressionist painter (Black Fire I), born in New York City (d. 1970)
  • 1905-02-04 Eddie Foy Jr [Edwin Fitzgerald Jr], American actor (The Pajama Game, Fair Exchange), born in New Rochelle, New York (d. 1983)
  • 1905-02-15 Harold Arlen [Hyman Arluck], American composer ("Over the Rainbow"; "It's Only A Paper Moon"; "Stormy Weather"), born in Buffalo, New York (d. 1986)
  • 1905-02-27 Franchot Tone, American actor (Mutiny on the Bounty, Advise & Consent), born in Niagara Falls, New York (d. 1968)
  • 1905-05-06 Bernard "Toots" Shor, New York restaurateur (Toots Shor's Restaurant), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1977)
  • 1905-06-12 Ray Barbuti, American athlete (Olympic gold 400m, 400m relay 1928), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1988)
  • 1905-07-17 Bill Gargan, American actor (The Bells of St. Mary's; You Only Live Once), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1979)

Clara Bow

1905-07-29 Clara Bow, American silent screen actress (It, Saturday Night Kid), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1965)

  • 1905-08-03 Maggie Kuhn, American activist and co-founder (Gray Panthers), born in Buffalo, New York (d. 1995)
  • 1905-08-31 Sanford Meisner, American actor and teacher, born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1997)
  • 1905-10-05 John Hoyt, American actor (Gimme a Break, Tom Dick & Mary), born in Bronxville, New York (d. 1991)
  • 1905-10-21 Carleton Young, American actor (Reefer Madness, The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance), born in Westfield, New York (d. 1994)
  • 1905-11-21 Fred Lindstrom, American Baseball Hall of Fame utility (New York Giants), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1981)
  • 1905-12-20 Albert Dekker, American actor (Dr Cyclops, Beau Gesture), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1968)
  • 1906-02-05 John Carradine, American actor (The Grapes of Wrath, Stagecoach, Howling), born in Greenwich Village, New York (d. 1988)

Bugsy Siegel

1906-02-28 Benjamin "Bugsy" Siegel, American gangster who created casinos in Las Vegas, born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1947)

  • 1906-03-28 Robert Allen [Irvine Theodore Baehr], American actor (The Awful Truth, Crime and Punishment), born in Mount Vernon, New York (d. 1998)
  • 1906-04-16 Marion Lloyd Vince, American fencer (National champ 1928, 31), born in Brooklyn, New York

William Joyce

1906-04-24 William Joyce, American-born Irish Fascist politician and NAZI propagandist, born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1946)

  • 1906-05-28 Phil Regan, American actor and singer ("My Wild Irish Rose"), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1996)

Estée Lauder

1906-07-01 Estée Lauder [Josephine Esther Mentzer], American entrepreneur (Estée Lauder cosmetics), born in Corona, Queens, New York City (d. 2004)

  • 1906-07-04 Vincent Joseph Schaefer, American chemist and meteorologist (cloud seeding), born in Schenectady, New York (d. 1993)
  • 1906-11-04 Roswell Leavitt Gilpatric, American lawyer and diplomat, born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1996)
  • 1907-01-23 Dan Duryea, American actor (Pride of the Yankees), born in White Plains, New York (d. 1968)
  • 1907-02-17 Alec Wilder, American classical, jazz, and pop music composer (The Churkendoose), and musicologist (American Popular Song: The Great Innovators, 1900-1950), born in Rochester, New York (d. 1980)
  • 1907-03-17 Sonny Werblin, former owner of the New York Jets (d. 1991)
  • 1907-03-22 James Gavin, US 82nd Airborne Division General (Sicily/Normandy), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1990)
  • 1907-03-28 Irving "Swifty" Lazar, American talent agent, born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1993)
  • 1907-04-18 Stephen Longstreet, American writer (All or Nothing), born in New York (d. 2002)
  • 1907-04-23 Lee Miller, American photographer (War correspondent for Vogue in WWII), born in Poughkeepsie, New York (d. 1977)
  • 1907-05-04 Lincoln Kirstein, American writer and impresario, born in Rochester, New York (d. 1996)
  • 1907-07-01 Bill Stern, American sportscaster (first televised college football game), born in Rochester, New York (d. 1971)
  • 1907-07-16 Barbara Stanwyck, American actress (Dynasty II, Big Valley, Thorn Birds), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1990)
  • 1907-07-27 Ross Alexander, American stage and film actor (Boulder Dam, Captain Blood), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1937)
  • 1907-08-14 Stanley Adams, American lyricist and songwriter (What a Diff'rence a Day Makes), born in Manhattan, New York (d. 1994)
  • 1907-08-31 William Shawn, American magazine editor (New Yorker, 1952-87), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1992)
  • 1907-09-08 Sid Tomack, American actor (The Life of Riley, Adventures of Superman), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1962)
  • 1907-10-15 Varian Fry, American journalist and recognized as "Righteous Among the Nations", born in New York (d. 1967)
  • 1907-10-28 Lew Parker [Austin Lewis Jacobs], American actor (Are You with It?, That Girl), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1972)
  • 1907-11-14 William Steig, American cartoonist (The New Yorker, 1930-2003) and children's author (Shrek!; Sylvester and the Magic Pebble; Doctor De Soto), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2003) [1]
  • 1907-12-25 (Cabell) Cab Calloway, American singer, bandleader ("Minnie the Moocher"; "The Jumpin' Jive"), writer, radio host, and actor (The Blues Brothers), born in Rochester, New York
  • 1908-03-26 Hank Sylvern, American orchestra leader (Jane Froman's USA Canteen), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1908-04-11 Jane Bolin, first African American female judge, born in Poughkeepsie, New York (d. 2007)
  • 1908-04-15 Eden Ahbez [George Aberle], American songwriter ("Nature Boy"; "Lonely Island"), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1995)
  • 1908-04-23 Myron Waldman, American animator (Fleischer Studio), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2006)

Nelson Rockefeller

1908-07-08 Nelson Rockefeller, American politician (Vice President: 1974-1977; Governor of New York (R), 1959-73), born in Bar Harbor, Maine (d. 1979)

  • 1908-07-23 Karl Swenson, American actor (Lars Hanson-Little House on the Prairie), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1978)
  • 1908-08-28 Roger Tory Peterson, American ornithologist and writer (How to Know Birds), born in Jamestown, New York (d. 1996)
  • 1908-09-06 Paul Lavalle, American bandleader (Cities Service Band of America), born in Beacon, New York (d. 1997)
  • 1908-09-10 Raymond Harry Warnow Scott, American composer ('The Toy Trumpet'), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1908-09-16 Beecher Moore, British sailor, born in Rochester, New York (d. 1996)
  • 1908-10-27 Lee Krasner, American abstract expressionist painter, born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1984)
  • 1908-12-03 Halsey Stevens, American composer (Triskelion), born in Scott, New York (d. 1989)
  • 1908-12-25 Helen Twelvetrees, American actress (State's Attorney, Painted Desert), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1958)

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